• 76698 Ubstadt-Weiher, Großer Sand 16
  • Tel.: +497251 / 61820
  • E-Mail: info@fzth.de

About us

The management

The management introduces itself

Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel was founded in 1993 by the brothers Edgar and Ulrich Hetzel.
Nowadays, Hetzel is a globally active and in Europe the leading company in the automatic transmission sector for passenger cars.



Edi Hetzel

Founder / Managing Director

Edi is the company's technical manager. He is also founder and partner of the company.


Uli Hetzel

Founder / Managing Director

Uli is the commercial manager of the company. He is also founder and partner of the company.


Nick Raad

Assistance to the management

Nick is responsible for the structure, organization and process improvements and has been back on board since 2016.

Friends & Partners worldwide

The Hetzel Company

Our company is located in Southern Germany, between Karlsruhe and Heidelberg.
With a branch in Romania and many other sales partners around the world, we offer everything related to automatic transmissions.

Technical know-how and the use of future-oriented technologies form the foundation for producing high-quality products. We are active worldwide in the acquisition and sale of spare parts and cooperate with renowned vehicle manufacturers.

Among our customers are transmission repairers, wholesalers, car dealerships, workshops, private customers, insurance companies, fleet operators and vehicle manufacturers in the national and international markets.

Always in focus

Customer Satisfaction

Our spare parts are purchased directly from transmission manufacturers, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers. We are known as a supplier of original parts (OEM) and high quality aftermarket products worldwide.

We work with and on all brands, mainly car transmissions, but also trucks and commercial vehicles. We also provide cheap transmission repairs.

Besides many years of experience in transmission repair, our know-how and advice is becoming increasingly important to our customers.

We assist you in building up and expanding your business and offer new perspectives for you. Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel provides the best quality at fair prices.

One company. Four divisions.

The divisions of our company


Besides automatic transmissions and torque converters, we also repair valve bodies.

Spare Parts trade

Original parts, high-quality aftermarket parts, up as far as used parts. With us you get everything you need.

Training courses

We support you in developing and expanding your company with training of all kinds.

Ready-to-install products

Automatic transmissions, transfer cases and defective old transmissions. We will deliver it to you.

A long journey

More than 25 years of Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel

Over the last years a lot has happened at the Hetzel company. Started with a small workshop, with which it was barely possible to earn a living, it gradually became a globally active company, which is now one of the largest in its sector with over 40 employees.


Cover of the ReMaTec News

Hetzel made it onto the cover of the "ReMaTec News" magazine.
You can read the full article here.


Top Innovator

On Friday, June 29, 2018, we received the prestigious "Top Innovator 2018" award - the prize for Germany's most innovative medium-sized companies.


Member of CER

Since 2018 Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel can officially call itself a member of the 'Conseil Européen de Remanufacture' (short: CER).


25 years of Hetzel

It has been 25 years since Edi and Uli founded Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel and in the meantime the company already employs a staff of more than 40.


ISO Certification

Since 2016 Hetzel has been officially ISO 9001:2015 certified and is happy to be able to present its customers the quality it lives by on paper.


First OEM Contracts

With the new company complex in the background, the first OEMs became aware of Hetzel and exclusive contracts were concluded with BMW and ZF.


New company building complex

In 2013 it was finally time for the long-awaited move into the new building.
The new and still used 5500 m² site includes a large office building with an adjacent workshop hall.


Start of parts trading

While the existing business, the repair of automatic transmissions, continues to grow steadily, Edi and Uli decided to expand the company by one area.
At the turn of the millennium the parts trading was started at Hetzel.


First relocation

In 1995 the first relocation was scheduled.
The previous company building became too small. Therefore an old flag hall was rented.
From now on 1500 m² were the new home of Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel.



Fahrzeugtechnik Hetzel was founded in 1993 by the two brothers Edi and Uli Hetzel. They started in a small workshop in the backyard of their own house.